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noun Anatomy, Zoology.
the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe.
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Origin of temporal lobe

First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for temporal lobe

temporal lobe

noun
the laterally protruding portion of each cerebral hemisphere, situated below the parietal lobe and associated with sound perception and interpretation: it is thought to be the centre for memory recall
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Scientific definitions for temporal lobe

temporal lobe

The lobe of each cerebral hemisphere lying to the side and rear of the frontal lobe. The temporal lobe controls hearing and some aspects of language perception, emotion, and memory.
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